Myles Garrett, Jabrill Peppers “absolutely” views Steelers game as unfinished business

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The Browns and Steelers get together on Sunday, seven weeks (and 70 minutes) after playing to a draw in Week One. A pair of defensive players who arrived in Cleveland via round one of the 2017 draft provided the same answer when asked on Friday whether the rematch entails a sense of unfinished business: “Absolutely.”

That was the immediate response both from defensive end Myles Garrett and safety Jabrill Peppers.

“You do not know who is the better out of the two yet,” Garrett said. “We have to finish it off and see who wins round two.”

“I definitely feel like we let them sneak out of here,” Peppers added. “We fought all of the way back, but it should not have even been that if we did what we were supposed to do from the get go. We are just going to go over there focused, ready to go, hungry. They are coming off of a bye week so they will probably have a couple of wrinkles and things we probably have not seen on tape yet. For the most part, we know what we are going to get. We know what their guys are. We know what we have to do to win. It is just about going to battle.”

During the last battle, the Browns created six turnovers. Can they do it again?

“That is the goal,” Garrett said. “Six turnovers is a lot, but I think that it is doable. Just have to keep on getting after [quarterback Ben Roethlisberger].”

Both players also see the game as pivotal to the season of a 2-4-1 team that has been in position to win six of its seven games.

“For our season and our momentum, we have to come back and punch them in the mouth,” Garrett said. “It is definitely a big game for us as it is for them — all division games are. We have to be on our p’s and q’s.”

Said Peppers: “You could not write this story any better. Coming off of a tough loss — three tough losses. Two of those, I think, we should have had, but that is the way the ball rolls some times. They are top of the division. We tied them at our place the first game of the season. Now, we get a chance to go up to their place. It is set up perfectly. Get this bad taste out of our mouths and start this run.”

They’re both right. There’s a huge difference between 3-4-1 and 2-5-1. And if the Browns are going to be true contenders in 2018, they need to find a way to come home from the confluence of three rivers with that third win.

21 responses to “Myles Garrett, Jabrill Peppers “absolutely” views Steelers game as unfinished business

  1. 6 TO’s including 1 that essentially gave the Browns life – and a free TD – and you still needed an uncharacteristic (at the time) Boswell miss in OT to have a shot at winning of your own.

    I wouldnt count on it being anywhere near as close this time.

  2. If you still dont know who the better team is, I suggest you check the standings. One team is sitting at the top of the division and one is at the bottom.
    6 TOs, a nasty rain storm, a free possession on a missed muffed punt and an missed FG in OT. Yet you still couldn’t muster a W. 35-20 Steelers.

  3. The Browns would’ve won the first meeting this year if the Steelers didn’t get the benefit of (another) bad call by the refs. Roughing the passer on Garrett on a crucial 3rd down late in regulation.

  4. Don’t get too confident yinzer’s, remember who the HC or cheerleader as some refer to him as. They’ll play to the competition and most likely lose a game everyone expects them to win.

  5. I know this is in PIT, but did you know the QB with the most wins in the history of The Factory Of Sadness is Ben Roethlisberger? Let that sink in. The stadium has been there since 1999. In 18 seasons, no Browns QB has won more games there than Ben visiting at most once a year.

  6. The Browns would’ve won the first meeting this year if the Steelers didn’t get the benefit of (another) bad call by the refs. Roughing the passer on Garrett on a crucial 3rd down late in regulation.

    Forget about the punt that obviously hit a Browns player, and wasn’t ruled a turn over? Give me a break. Stop your crying. There were bad calls on both sides.

  7. New proposed rule. No ties in the first divisional meeting. The 2nd game can be worth 2 wins.

  8. Steelers are awful. Powder puff defense and cheerleader coach. Nothing but dysfunctional divas and criminals like Ben. Their kicker is a choke artist and got one of the worst contracts ever by their lame duck GM.

  9. cbass43 says:
    October 26, 2018 at 6:22 pm
    *The Browns have beat the Steelers 9 times since 1991.
    —-

    How many times have the Patriots beaten them?

  10. I like the Browns talking ish, let’s face it if it wasn’t for the refs they would have a better record than the squealers

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